September 29, 2010AAP is proud to announce a new endowed professorship in the Department of Architecture. The Richard Meier Professor of Architecture is named in honor of Richard Meier (B.Arch. ’56), whose commitment to design excellence is a hallmark of Cornell’s highly ranked architecture program. The Meier Professorship is a tenure-track appointment in architectural design at the rank of assistant professor.
“I am immensely grateful for the generous gift from Richard Meier and a consortium of his friends that made this professorship possible,” says Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning. “As the department and college once again look to augment our faculty ranks, inaugurating a professorship carrying Richard’s name is a wonderful way to recruit a new generation of architectural leaders.”
“My Cornell education is an enormous source of pride for me, so I’m delighted to support a young generation of aspiring architects with this endowed professorship,” says Meier.
The search will commence immediately with an appointment expected to begin next fall.